On issues like immigration, people rightly sense that political differences are resulting from deep moral disagreement. But too many of our debates on these issues assume that we only disagree about procedures or tactics.Read More
Apocalypse and Analysis
Author: Stephen Waldron
Stephen Waldron is a writer who lives in Massachusetts. He holds an M.A. in Systematic Theology from Marquette University. He works in the library services industry and does volunteer work in political and church contexts. He believes that Jesus shows us who God is and what human beings should be like, and that fighting for equality among human beings is a crucial way to love our neighbors.
Apocalypse and Analysis is an attempt to make the apocalypse (revelation) of God in Jesus present to our world by analyzing how it meets human beings today. This is done with help from a few friends: early Anabaptists, postcolonial readers of the Bible, and 20th century theologians who grappled with what it means to think and live as followers of Jesus in the modern world. Reader beware: the task of analyzing God’s revelation to us in Jesus is never finished, and it has been known to significantly shorten one’s lifespan.
In the midst of a fierce struggle for control of the churches, the pro-Nazi “German Christian” faction preached sermons, edited Bibles, revised hymn-books, altered liturgies, and changed the church calendar. Sometimes they made drastic changes. At the same time, they inherited a form of Christianity that offered little opposition to Nazism.Read More